Name: Christina Lindberg
Class Year: 2011
Organization Name: Miner Siddall LLP
1. In one sentence, what does your job entail?
I represent individuals and corporations in a variety of civil and criminal matters in state and federal courts.
2. What planned and unplanned events connected you to your industry and your first employer after Holy Cross?
I knew I wanted to attend law school by my junior year. Through the SIP Program, I found a summer internship with JP Morgan’s intellectual property law department. I took an LSAT prep course on campus during my senior year and consulted with my professors about my plans. At my next internship, I explored criminal law as an intern with the Committee for Public Counsel Services. To find my first position out of law school, I went through the typical on campus interview process and I was happy to secure a position as an associate at a law firm in Boston.
3. How did you learn / decide it was a good fit for you?
I enjoy the variety of litigation work. I spend a substantial amount of time researching and writing motions, but I am also in court or in depositions regularly. With each new case, I learn about new industries and how the law applies to the particular facts of my case.
4. What were you involved in when you were on campus?
I was involved with an SAT tutoring program and an afterschool tutoring program for younger students. I was also a staff writer for the student newspaper.
5. What was your major and how did it affect your career decisions?
As an English major, I spent a lot of time reading, researching, and writing. I knew I wanted to continue that in my career through litigation work.
6. What are one or two skills that you developed at Holy Cross that you use in your work?
My professors at Holy Cross always gave constructive feedback and pushed me to think outside the box. I try to use that same creative thinking every day when I’m brainstorming arguments and writing a brief.
7. What advice do you have for students on campus today?
Take advantage of the strong Holy Cross alumni network. Over the years, alumni have been a great resource for me. Don’t wait until you’re applying for a job. Reach out to alumni when you find their career path or current position interesting. A quick thirty minute chat is a great way to get to know someone and make a new connection.